Yeoval a small town village within the Central West of New South Wales Australia. Yeoval is centrally located between Orange, Dubbo, Parks and Wellington.
In 1868, gold, silver and copper was discovered about seven km’s from Yeoval out on the nearby Obley goldfields where the Goodrich Mine operated periodically until 1971.
Yeoval railway station opened in 1925 on the now closed Molong- Dubbo railway line, and was sited to the north of the village in North Yeoval. Passenger rail services continued to operate until 1974.
Yeoval’s greatest claim to fame is that A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson, one of Australia’s famous poets, spent his early childhood on a local property called “Buckinbah Station”.
Buckinbah Station better known by the township as Andrew 'Banjo' Patterson country, is where Australia’s greatest storyteller and poet, A.B “Banjo” Paterson spent the first 7 years of his life on the family property “Buckinbah”.
You can find the “Buckinbah” property situated on the edge of town, where today you will find the ruins of Banjo Paterson’s homestead, and it was here he met many of the bush characters and experiences that he wrote about later in life.
To this day Yeoval folk keep retelling Banjo Paterson tales and anecdotes, with a yearly celebration of the life of Banjo Paterson in Yeoval called the, “Yeoval Mulga Bill Bicycle Festival” held on the last weekend in July with street parade, the mulga bill bicycle rides, markets, vintage cars, musical entertainment and much more.
Yeoval is on the doorstep of the Goobang National Park, with picnic and camping areas and many walking trails.
Soak up the atmosphere and become a part of Banjo Country by enjoying a cup of tea in the Banjo Paterson Bush Park and admire the works of art in the park or you may like to take a walk along the Poet’s Walk and admire the wonderful carved slate seats and clay tile walls.
The nearly developed bike track gives the visitor the opportunity to become part of the countryside and enjoy the quite of a country lane and the beauty of the wildlife.
Yeoval also has one of west's more challenging golf clubs where nature provides the chief hazards - kangaroos on the fairways and sand greens.
Glorying under the label of the 'greatest little town in the west', Yeoval lies at the centre of the Dubbo-Wellington-Parks triangle on the NSW western plains.
Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, about 60km north of town, is one of the world’s very best zoos. Set on more than 300ha of grass and woodland, the zoo is home to more than 1000 animals of 100 species from throughout the world, including Australia’s only African elephant herd and endangered species such as the black rhinoceros and the greater bilby.
Wellington and Parkes, making it a convenient place to visit when exploring the region. The Parkes Observatory, and Wellington's famous Caves, Japanese Garden, Bottle house and Clock house are all within comfortable driving distance.